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Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

1615 South Fort Hood Road, Killeen, TX

OBITUARY

OVANDA "Van" J. ESTEP

July 4, 1936January 5, 2020
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Ovanda Joy Estep, known as Van and Aunt Van, born July 4, 1936, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the age of 83. Van was a faithful and loving wife to her husband, Bert, who preceded her in death in 1994. She always referred to him as ‘My Honey’. She and Bert were high school sweethearts and were married for 41 years. Van is also preceded in death by three children who passed at birth.

Van was a very special person who undoubtedly enjoyed life. She loved cooking, canning, and serving others.

Van worked as the City Secretary for the City of Killeen for approximately 19 years. Later, she worked at the Family Dollar Store and the school district as a substitute doing clerical work. In her later years, Van was very involved in her church, Skyline Baptist of Killeen, TX. She loved people and had a servant’s heart that should challenge us all. It was here that her servant’s heart ministered to so many. With her love for cooking, she found ways to use this gift as her ministry in the church.

While it is hard to let her go, she’s in a much better place. All her pain and worry is now gone and she is at peace and whole with her Lord and Savior.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Burial To Follow Service Saturday, January 11, 2020

Memories

OVANDA "Van" J. ESTEP

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Debra (Holder) Musgrove

January 11, 2020

I was the girl on the east of Van and Burt's Home. Van was my adopted Mom. She took me shopping for groceries and other items.
Just enjoyed our times together. We loved her as a good neighbor and will be greatly missed, by Debbie next door.

Casey Randall-Swanson

January 10, 2020

Aunt Vanda was a super sweet lady!! We will miss you so much Aunt Vanda!!! With lots of love!!!!
Casey and Family

Becky Stringer

January 9, 2020

Van was a special friend to so many. She loved life and found fun in so many ordinary things. She adopted friends to be her family and John and I spent many Thanksgiving dinners with her sharing the traditional meal she loved to prepare just like she did for 'her honey'. Van enjoyed having the church youth gather at her house and she had as much fun as they did. She loved playing chicken foot dominoes, music, and potluck dinners. Van will be missed but she is giving cooking lessons to the angels. RIP Ovanda Joy!

Chris Lusk

January 9, 2020

Van was one special lady at Skyline, she was always smiling and making people laugh. I know she's no longer in pain and is reunited with her family in Heaven. I am thankful for the time I was able to get to know her. She will definitely be missed by all who knew her best.

Jo Ann Pierce

January 8, 2020

Ovanda was my Jr. High and High School friend and always my friend over the years. Rest in Peace my dear friend.

Becky Stephenson

January 7, 2020

We are all so blessed to have had Van in our Skyline fellowship.
She was such a little "firecracker" always adding a touch of spunk and sunshine to those around her! And wow did she love those Master Singers when they came to perform! May you rest in peace sweet lady!
Much love,
Gary & Becky Stephenson
Rogers, Texas

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